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Is Hiv Not As Likely As People Think

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a phrase, but immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is a serious...
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Clinic doctor doesn't agree, says I likely have HIV!!!!

Please help me out! I recently (two weeks ago)had a low risk exposure, that accorinding to all the things I've read on THE BODY, made me think that I didn't even have to get tested for. But I was feeling a little wierd (pain under one...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I'm not a doctor, and I'm not certain why your doctor was so convinced that you have HIV. As you noted, there is no evidence that people get infected through receiving a handjob (warts or no warts), so there is little reason for concern.... Read more »

do you only answer to people who u dont think have hiv?

dr. bob,I see you answer people worried about having hiv from kissing. Why wont you answer me?? I had HIGH risk. i had unprotected sex with someone many times for 2 and a half years without knowing his status. He was always going to the doctor...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worrywart, The real question isn't why I won't respond to your question about having unprotected sex with a hypochondriac many times, but rather, if you know you've placed yourself at risk for STDs, including HIV and you know... Read more »

HIV between two hiv-negative people?(HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES)

is there a way hiv can develop through a hiv-negative person's vaginal fluid on a hiv-negative's small cut(ripped hang nail) through clothed mutual masturbation?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Here we go again! I find it shocking how often the question of "can two HIV negative people transmit HIV to each other?" comes up! And I find it disheartening to see this question now coming up in the context of mutual masturbation!... Read more »

Is this an ARS-like rash or a fungal infection?

Sorry for this long question but your erudite answer would be greatly appreciated. I am an extremely HIV-aware individual and tested negative for HIV week-6. No encounters after this. Week 0 at an executive bash in Bangkok had a protected sexual...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. NO2. NO, from what you describe. YES.3. Several cold viruses cause rashes in addition to cold/flu like symptoms. Nasal congestion, runny nose, blocked ears, etc, are not ARS symptoms.4. Extremely unlikely. Of all the thousands of dentists and... Read more »
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Call me morbid all you like......

Posted by Benders, 6 Replies
OK this is a touch morbid, but i was thinking today, is it better to die ( eventually )of 'the HIV' or die before, because think about it boys and girls even with medical advancements how long do we actually have (sorry i think i'm in my realist... Read more »

How people think that we are so stupid because we are HIV-POSITIVE.

Posted by straighttalk444, 2 Replies
Some people today think that we are stupid because we are HIV-POSITIVE and we don`t have the sense to know how to address our voice when it comes to something that ruffle our wings so i think that we all need to used our voice more today and forever. Read more »

Can people think for themselves?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My views on HIV seem to be a little to far to the left for most of you. One poster seems to think posting others words from some of the experts is disproving what I have stated. It's not, nor am I going to dig through past questions to defend my... Read more »

What's it gonna be like?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everybody. I'm writing from Europe, Italy. I'm 28 and I was diagnosed with HIV just two weeks ago; I didn't expect it because I've had no symptoms so far. It was like a fist in my chest, my mind was reeling as I felt like falling from the 7th... Read more »